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Massive square anti-tank gun emplacement with two large embrasures for 2pdr. anti-tank gun, facing E and N respectively. The embrasures are blocked in with brick, but the entrance (on the S side) is open. The corners of the emplacement are 'cut off' and the roof edge chamfered. The W and S faces show evidence of having been fired at with a high velocity weapon. Inside, there is a dividing wall creating a side chamber with two embrasures for LMG fire. In addition, there are two LMG embrasures in the main body of the emplacement. Used as cattle shelter. Public access, and interior - next to footpath.
(Source: Field Visit 2003/09/03)
Rectangular structure plotted from OS 1:2500 sheet.
(Source: Map 1969)
Type 28A twin embrasure anti-tank pillbox, built to the W of the anti-tank ditch.
(Source: Article 1994/12)

Type of site PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A)
Location E of the River Pang, on footpath running W-E from Sulham Hill to Sulham Lane, N of Oaklands Farm.
Area Tidmarsh, Berkshire, England
Grid reference SU 63800 74762
Period WW2
Condition Good
Materials Reinforced Concrete
Recorder Foot, William (English Heritage Defence Areas Project)
Defence grouping GHQ Line: Red (Sulham Valley sector) - Length of the GHQ Stop Line: Red running between the Rivers Thames and Kennet, along the line of the Sulham Valley west of Reading.
Photographs View of PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A) - S0002681 View of PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/28A) - S0002681
DOB site reference: S0002681
Original Reference 8028
Reference 1994/12 Sulham Valley: A Heavy Concentration of Anti-Tank Pillboxes
1999 Ironside's Line
Event Field Visit, On 1998/07/05
Construction, In the period 1940 1941
Field Visit, During 1994
Field Visit, On 2003/09/03